We use StatCounter, a web analytics service, to track visitor activity on our websites. These stats help us to understand how people are interacting with our website, which in turn helps us to develop it in a way which is useful to our visitors. The information collected is non-personal statistical information such as pages visited on the site, the duration of individual page views, paths taken by visitors through the site, data on visitors' screen settings. When you visit our website, a StatCounter analytics cookie (called "is_unique") may be placed in your browser. This cookie is used only to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site. No personal information is stored in the cookie.
We also sometimes embed links or content from other websites. These are clearly identified, but as a result you may be presented with cookies from these other sites. We cannot control the dissemination or operation of these cookies and you should check with the third party websites for more information.
Choosing not to accept cookies:
If you choose not to accept cookies, this may impact or reduce the functionality of some areas of our website.
You can find out more about StatCounter, and set your browser to refuse their cookies by clicking this link: http://statcounter.com/about/set-refusal-cookie/
To refuse third party site cookies you will need to check with the originating sites. Or, if you prefer not to deal with cookies on a 'site by site' basis you can use your browser to control which cookies you accept. http://www.aboutcookies.org/ will advise you if you do not know how to do this.